natural covering


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Noun1.natural covering - a natural object that covers or envelops; "under a covering of dust"; "the fox was flushed from its cover"
natural object - an object occurring naturally; not made by man
scale - a flattened rigid plate forming part of the body covering of many animals
shell - the hard largely calcareous covering of a mollusc or a brachiopod
test - a hard outer covering as of some amoebas and sea urchins
body covering - any covering for the body or a body part
sheath, case - an enveloping structure or covering enclosing an animal or plant organ or part
integument - an outer protective covering such as the skin of an animal or a cuticle or seed coat or rind or shell
blanket, mantle - anything that covers; "there was a blanket of snow"
crust, encrustation, incrustation - a hard outer layer that covers something
envelope - a natural covering (as by a fluid); "the spacecraft detected an envelope of gas around the comet"
hood, cap - a protective covering that is part of a plant
indument, indumentum - a covering of fine hairs (or sometimes scales) as on a leaf or insect
roof - the inner top surface of a covered area or hollow space; "the roof of the cave was very high"; "I could see the roof of the bear's mouth"
shell - a rigid covering that envelops an object; "the satellite is covered with a smooth shell of ice"
eggshell, shell - the exterior covering of a bird's egg
skim - a thin layer covering the surface of a liquid; "there was a thin skim of oil on the water"
slough - any outer covering that can be shed or cast off (such as the cast-off skin of a snake)
snowcap - a covering of snow (as on a mountain peak)
vesture - something that covers or cloaks like a garment; "fields in a vesture of green"
peridium - outer layer of the spore-bearing organ in many fungi
pericarp, seed vessel - the ripened and variously modified walls of a plant ovary
chlamys, floral envelope, perianth, perigone, perigonium - collective term for the outer parts of a flower consisting of the calyx and corolla and enclosing the stamens and pistils
theca, sac - a case or sheath especially a pollen sac or moss capsule
indusium - a membrane enclosing and protecting the developing spores especially that covering the sori of a fern
bark - tough protective covering of the woody stems and roots of trees and other woody plants
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Romanet supported the Australian breeding authorities' case by giving evidence in favour of natural covering, as did IFHA vice-chairman and Hong Kong Jockey Club chief executive Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges.
The Heat islands form when an extra percentage of surface natural covering is wiped out and replaced with buildings, roads and other urban constructions.
All the stallions are available AI and natural covering and embryo transfer is available in 2011.
In the case of Mizzna, the mare was inseminated in Abu Dhabi, but some of our operations here are through natural covering.
As well as bombarding the Korean Embassy with letters of complaint, I have also written to the Spanish Embassy to complain about tauromachy (bull fighting), as well as the Chinese Embassy to protest about their brutal treatment of dogs in the production of tegumental products (the dog's natural covering - fur, skin, etc).
The bark adds nutrition and color, sets off the lawn, enhances the flower beds, and is a natural covering for the wooded hillsides where grass can't grow, Walker said.
If you've always hated that carpet, throw it away and use a natural covering like sea-grass matting or coir.